Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Saving Money with Soup

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Serving soup for your main meal several times per month really helps to stretch your grocery budget. A bowl or cup of soup along with your choice of bread or sandwich is a terrific budget stretcher. 

We have several soup recipes that we make on a regular basis. Here are some of the ones I am including in our menus during the next month. If the recipe is not included simply click on the title to be taken to the recipe. 

15 Bean Cajun Soup

This is an easy recipe located on the back of a Hurt's 15 Bean Cajun bag of beans. You can add ingredients to your liking such as onions, smoked sausage, etc. to make this your very own recipe. I always add onions to mine and make sure to include the spice packet that comes with the beans. This is one of those tried and true family favorites. 

My Sister Tina's Potato Soup

This soup is a tried and true family favorite. This recipe came from my sister who made it for us several years ago and we've been making it ever since. This is one of my daughter's favorites soups. 

Taco Soup

This soup originally came from J.D. Roth back when he ran the Get Rich Slowly website. I looked for it on the website the other day, but it was no longer there. Good thing I had it on my blog, so I could link to it easily. This is another tried and true family favorite. 


Broccoli Cheese Soup

1/2 a bunch or 10 ounces Broccoli
3 Tablespoons Butter
3 Tablespoons Flour
4 cups milk
4 to 6 slices American Cheese (about 4 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Steam broccoli and cut florets into bite-sized pieces. Drain and set aside. Melt butter over medium heat and stir in flour. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until bubbly. Add 1 cup milk and stir until smooth. Add remaining 3 cups of milk and cook, stirring constantly, for 7 to 10 minutes or until it just begins to boil. Reduce heat to low and add American cheese and stir until it is completely melted. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and top each with cheddar cheese. 


Use It Up Soup

The most money saving soup I serve is one that incorporates the leftovers in my refrigerator, which I take and turn into soup.  Examples of these include the Mashed Potato Soup and the Vegetable Beef Soup I've made. 

What are some of your family's favorite soup recipes?



  1. Your soups look good! i am going to try the broccoli/ cheese soup. Ham and white bean soup is a favorite at our house. Angela

    1. Thank you, Angela. We love white beans here too and it does make a great soup. :)

  2. Your soups sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing. My bean soup recipe is on my blog. We also make chicken and turkey soups, minestrone, tomato, French onion and beef barley to name just a few.

    1. Thank you, American Dreamer. I will be sure to look for your bean soup recipe. Your other soups sound so good. :)

  3. Your soups do look good and must taste even better.

  4. A couple of our favorites are fish chowder and minnestrone with ground turkey meatballs. I'm making broccoli soup tomorrow!

    1. That sounds so good and this is the perfect weather for soup.


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